Employers can apply for wage support under Jobs for Youth

Employers on PEI can apply for wage support to create summer job opportunities for Island students.

The Jobs for Youth Program supports non-profit organizations, municipalities, and public and private businesses with funding to create summer jobs for students aged 15-29 who plan to return to school in the following school year.

“This program provides valuable summer workers and wage assistance to community non-profit organizations and encourages private sector employers to create unique opportunities for Island students. As we continue to face uncertainty during COVID-19 this program gives our youth a chance to gain some hands-on experience in an industry of their interest.”

- Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox

Jobs for Youth is delivered by the Employment Development Agency and covers 100 per cent of the minimum wage for non-profit and public sector employees and 50 per cent of the minimum wage for private sector employees.

“Employers must apply for the program online and will need to provide a clear description and details of the employment opportunity.  Students can apply for jobs directly to employers once they are posted online in early May at WorkPEI.”

Employers can apply for funding by March 31, 2021. 

Media contact:    
Kip Ready
Department of Fisheries and Communities

General Inquiries

Employment Development Agency
548 Main Street
PO Box 1180
Montague, PE  C0A 1R0